This novel helps us to understand the teenage boy that would become the legendary captain.
As the book opens, James T. Kirk prepares to retire from a long and illustrious Starfleet career. Events in a distant part of the Federation draw him back to a part of the galaxy he had last visited as a young man.
At sixteen, Kirk is troubled, estranged from his father and has a bleak future. However, a trip into space with Kirk's father George and Sta...